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Construction begins on bike park

Volunteers spent their Saturday afternoon building the long-awaited Turlock BMX bike park at the corner of Panorama and Springer avenues. City workers, bike shop employees, and Turlock residents showed up with shovels and other tools. They spent the morning and afternoon building jumps and berms. Over $10,000 dollars was spent on dirt, fencing and a water fountain for the park.

November 17, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Officer saves woman from burning home

A disabled woman was treated for smoke inhalation, but escaped any further injuries after she was rescued from her burning bedroom by a Turlock police officer.

November 17, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Friends of the furred host adoption event

Casanova pranced around a pen in front of Turlock Tractor Supply with his tongue poking out of his mouth on Saturday. The tiny black and tan Chihuahua wore a green coat to keep him warm on the chilly fall morning. Nobody would have guessed that this same dog came to an animal rescue agency months earlier with a fractured hip and several rotten teeth.

November 17, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Bulldogs celebrate homecoming with parade

The Turlock High School Bulldogs got psyched up for their homecoming game on Friday with a parade down Main Street. The THS marching band led the parade, followed by a caravan of convertibles carrying this year's homecoming court. Campus clubs and organizations rode floats and marched down Main in support of the THS football team.

November 13, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Looking for a few good pies

Dave Dubyak is once again throwing down the gauntlet for local bakers. His challenge: Bake the best pumpkin pie in the area.

November 13, 2009 | | Local


Number of H1N1 cases now higher than 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, says CDC

Revised numbers from the Centers for Disease Control estimate that 22 million Americans have been sickened by H1N1 and as many as 3,900 have died since the novel influenza virus made its first appearance in the United States in April.

November 13, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local skiers share their love of the sport with disabled

Over 200 blind, deaf, paraplegic, quadriplegic and developmentally disabled children and adults in Stanislaus county are able to hit the slopes every year as part of the Winter Skiing Unlimited program through the Society for Handicapped Children and Adults.

November 10, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Boys Scouts prepare for Veteran's Day

Boy Scout Troop 451 and Club Scout Troop 451 placed flags next to the graves of veterans on Saturday at Turlock Memorial Park. There were about 800 flags placed on the tombstones of veterans. They also retired a total of 17 flags by burning them in respect to Section 8k of the United States Flag Code. One special flag they retired was from the grave of Efran Hunter who died in the year of 1936. The flag had a total of 48 stars.

November 10, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Journal celebrates 105 years of serving Turlock

On Nov. 11, 1904 the first edition of the Turlock Journal rolled off "the presses" - in this case a single, very small press - and "hit the streets" which in those days were wide and dusty. Unless it was raining, then they were wide and muddy.

November 10, 2009 | Turlock Journal Staff Reports | Local


Tobacco settlement benefits wetlands, waterfowl

Ducks Unlimited, the non-profit conservation and hunting group with chapters across the nation, including Turlock, has been selected as one of the beneficiaries in a multi-million class action lawsuit against the makers of chewing tobacco.

November 10, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


CSU Stanislaus honors local veterans

Cal State Stanislaus student Derek McGinnis was sitting in an ambulance rushing to help wounded Marines in the battle for Fallujah when, suddenly, the ambulance was hit by a suicide driver in a car loaded with explosive devices. From that moment on, McGinnis' life was changed forever. He suffered severe brain injuries, his left leg was amputated and his hands were seriously wounded.

November 10, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Election Results 2009

Denair Unified School Board

November 06, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Expectant mothers get first dibs for county H1N1 vaccine

The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency has decided to use their limited supply of the H1N1 virus vaccine to inoculate pregnant women.

November 06, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


‘Historic’ water bill paves way for new infrastructure

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law what he termed a "historic package to reform and rebuild California's water system" on Friday.

November 06, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Pitman student’s dreams fly at 30,000 feet

Pitman High student Jose Zapien knows why he chose the hobby he did.

November 06, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


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Turlock WWII veterans join honor flight

The final preparations are being made for Monday's take off of the fifth Central Valley Honor Flight that will escort area World War II veterans to the nation's capital for a special reception and tour of the World War II Memorial.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Farmers market ends season; vendors seek change to Saturday

Friday marked the end of this year's season for the Turlock Certified Farmers Market and even though vendors spent the end of the day packing up what was left of their produce, market manager Derek Griffin is already planning next year's market.

October 24, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Small businesses play integral role in local, national economy

There are 23 million small businesses in America, which account for more than 50 percent of U.S. sales according to the Small Business Administration, a national small business advocacy organization that hosted a national conference call on Wednesday to discuss the role of small business in the local and national economy.

October 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Lazar honored as elected official of the year by Latino Roundtable

Before his term in office comes to an end Mayor John Lazar will leave his post in Turlock and head to Modesto to be recognized by the Latino Community Roundtable as their elected official of the year.

October 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Here come the pumpkins

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock delivered 600 pumpkins to Cunningham Elementary on Friday. The service club has been donating the fall gourds to students at Cunningham for the past 26 years. This year, R.A.M. Farms donated half of the pumpkins, with the Kiwanis Club purchasing the rest. Each Cunningham student was allowed to choose a pumpkin to take home.

October 24, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


America says no to cappuccino potato chips

Turlock native Chad Scott has lost his bid to become America's latest taste maker and along with it his hopes for the million dollar prize.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Romson’s offers restaurant-quality cuisine at a food truck price

Name of Business: Romson's Kebab

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Keyes to host first fall parade in 30 years

After more than three decades the Keyes community is joining together to reprise the fall traditions of decades past on Saturday with the Keyes Fall Festivities Parade which hasn't taken place in the town since 1981.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Off Center thrift shop raises $500,000 for local nonprofits

On Wednesday afternoon Off Center Thrift & Gift was teeming with people, but they weren't the usual shoppers hunting for a good deal. They were the volunteers, contributors, and board of directors that have made the local thrift shop a philanthropic powerhouse in the Turlock community.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hilmar Cheese to host hiring fair for Turlock, Hilmar sites

Hilmar Cheese is extending the roots of its operation into Turlock, looking to grow its production personnel and provide employment opportunities for Valley workers.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Former Turlock Journal pressman, missionary celebrates 100th birthday

Duane Johnson is the last person to let his age get in the way. Having just celebrated his 100th birthday with over 50 friends this past weekend, the Turlock resident continues to view age as just a number.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


New chapter for WSM

Although Westside Ministries founder JoLynn DiGrazia recently made the announcement that she will step down from her position as director, she assured guests at the organization's 30th anniversary party this past weekend that she is not going anywhere anytime soon.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


The final chapter: Candidates’ stories take shape as Election Day approaches

Elections are largely about the narratives candidates tell according to Stephen Routh, professor and chair of the Politics Department at California State University, Stanislaus.

October 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock dairyman wins national trophy

Gilbert Teixeira was named the 73rd winner of the Klussendorf Trophy, the highest recognition given to a dairy cattle showman in the United States.

October 21, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Former SF Giants manager to make an appearance at Dick’s in Turlock

Dick's Sporting Goods may have nearly 600 stores in the country but there is only one Dusty Baker who will be appearing at the grand opening of Turlock's newest athletic store during Halloween weekend.

October 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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